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to respond to the shooting spree that killed 26 people, including 20 first graders at sandy hook elementary. the mother of 6-year-old noah positer says she supports a new assault weapons ban. >> weapons designed to inflict as much lethal damage as possible have no place in the hands of civilians. and ought to be restricted to law enforcement and the military. the equation is terrifyingly simple. faster weapons equal more fatalities. >> shepard: that's one opinion. but the father of 6-year-old james matoli or i should say matioli. instead of new laws we need to do a better job of enforcing the ones we already have. >> is one more law, i don't care if you named it james' law, i don't want it i believe in simple, few gun laws. i think we have more than enough on the books. we should hold people individually accountable for their actions and we should enforce laws appropriately. and i would say we are not currently enforcing them appropriately. >> shepard: he got a standing ovation from the audience at the hearing which also includes gun rights supporters and weapons manufacturers. today the ne
super storm sandy. thousands of people still without homes, power and heat. volunteers have been working to ease some the suffering. david lee miller with the news on staten island tonight. how are those folks holding up, david lee? >> they are holding up reasonably well which is not an easy thing to do considering how cold it is. of course now it is snowing as you mentioned. we are at a makeshift tent city. as you can see here the new york city police department has just come by to provide them with the emergency fuel necessary to keep the heater running. pan off in the other direction. can you see one of the tents used off in the distance. this is for the purpose of sleeping people who have to spend the night here. look at the pallets of should, shepard. boxes and boxes of food. all of this donate from the american red cross. the tent behind me as i said it, does have heat. that's one reason why there are some people here. there is food that is provided. many are here tonight for the sense of community support. listen. >> this is a place where we can get information. the whole communit
, billions of taxpayer dollars going to help victims of sandy. as usual, the money is becoming a problem. "the factor" investigation. later, phil mickleson apologizes, saying he might move out of california because of high taxes. adam corolla mad at mickleson! we're coming right >> bill: unresolved problem segment, when is there is a big disaster, billions of dollars flow into helping the victims. new york governor cuomo plans to spend 30 billion taxpayer dollars on recovery and in the private sector, $400 million has already been donated primarily to help folks in new jersey and new york. some of that money came from a huge benefit concert a few weeks ago put on by a bunch of famous rock stars at madison square garden. whenever you have this kind of exposition, a loft fingers in the financial pie. joining us now from washington, ben, the executive director of the disaster accountability project. so let's start with the rock concert. the money raised there going to the robin hood foundation. i myself give that foundation a nice donation. are they doing the right thing? >> they've made 20
the classroom secure. >> abc 7 news is live with more on this for us. laura? >> before sandy hook this, school district was in the process of installing security cameras on the five campuses. now, they'll take that effort further. doors in the school district will start sporting these. inside wrrx w.a push of the button. >> we want to do what we can to keep our kids safe to signal to the community and to teachers and staff that we need to do our part. >> this move in the wake of the deadly rampage in sandy hook elementary cool. -- school=)ñ. the new handles will replace theqñ current type on some 200 stores that now lock using a key. the cost is about $60,000. parents seem to think it'sñ a common sense approach to beefing up security on campuses that are typically wide open. >> this i gegs makes sense. >> now, it isn't the only school district moving to beef up security down the road n or5q yinda, they're looking at new locks that can be lock;-from the inside n martinez they have that type but have adopted a new policy they remain locked during the school day. >> senator feinstein will inro
politeness that i am still scheerer. [laughter] i sort of feel like the rest of the sandy koufax pitching staff. [laughter] but i did have the privilege to know jack well over several perspectives. i started even more green with the land the constitution when i was 21 years old, 1969. jack, he started when he was 23 years old, 1952. the dates are interesting the book is called the evolution of a southern reporter" evolution is the important part. jack was 23 years old. at 29 he won the pulitzer prize. and in 75 went to the "l.a. times." 1970 went to washington. young man. 65. 65, 70. he was a young man. he accomplished those wonderful stories but when i arrived he was still in into and still based their budget traveling all over with the movement at the time. those were not racially based. and this i learned from the book frankly the last door a jack covered for the constitution was in little rock when eisenhower in the federal troops and their desegregating central high school. as jean patterson said at the memorial service coverage jack was never deceived have a shot -- the same after t
. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president biden downplayed the need for an asalts weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> and even sponsors of the bill acknowledge an assaults weapons ban is a tough sell on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and said gun bans don't work. now, the original passage of the assault weapons ban in 1994 is blamed for costing the democrats both control of the house and the senate because they supported it. so you can see, anne-marie, just how tough this battle is going to be
the first responders who did what they could at sandy hook elementary. i was called to respond to the bombing of the federal building in oklahoma city. i spent one month investigating that senseless attack that culminated in the death of 160 americans and 19 children under the age of six. i was never the same. it is likely that the victims and survivors from newton will never be the same. do not forget the first responders. they need your help. today, we have a choice. we can maintain the status quo by putting our faith in gunfighters, the good guy we hope will prevail over the bad guy with a gunman, or we remove the obstacles that challenge our crime fighters from preventing them from ever getting a gun in the first place. people who sell guns and encourage you to place your faith in the gunfighters. this is not surprising. the fact that you can work as a fire arm without pausing a criminal background check is a flaw so large that it makes many gun laws meaningless and it distorts the fundamental effect the best of atf and every police department in the nation. as a crime figh
this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic diet. so on that wednesday night i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show that was coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that america needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall, think about this, this is before we got to sandy hook. in newtown. we'd had a time of ab
to prevent sandy hook from happening again. >> who doesn't? bill: is there anything on the proposal based on what we understand came out of connecticut is would prevent sandy hook? is. >> you're talking about abridging the rights potentially of people that have done nothing wrong when you take away guns from the mentally ill. is that also take guns away from veterans that suffered ptsd? the point is we have a very clear problem with dangerously mentally ill people getting their hands on semiautomatic weapons. maybe congress should address that instead of taking away the right of the average person to hunt or defend himself. bill: we'll see if that happens. tucker carlson. out of washington. good to have you man. >> thanks. martha: during an online chat promoting the new gun law push, president biden was asked whether the new laws would infringe on the second amendment and need of protection in the event of a natural disaster. take a look at this. >> guess what, a shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a doush barreled shotgun than assault weapon in somebody's hand that doesn't know how to use
if a theater at 11:00. gerry sand ufcy will be there and the cheerleaders and poe will be on hand. >> sandy point park was the site of the polar bear plunge and it lived up to its name after the coldest week. >> it's probably fair to say that all year long nothing sounds quite like this. >> ravens fans put your game faces on. >> nothing feels quite like this and nothing can really compare to this. the ritual, the rite of passage that is the maryland state police polar bear plunge. >> ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> the view from above, thanks to captain roy, gives true sense of this enormity. 13,000 plunged into the icy chesapeake into what has grown to be the most successful fundraiser. it's for the special olympics. all night long dozens of super plungers met the water 24 times and raised nearly a $250,000 dollars. our rob roblin, a plunge fan favorite spoke to some athletes on their way out of the water. >> how are you doing, angel? >> this brings joy to my heart. every year. these people want to be part of our lives and our community and that's all i could ask for. >> o
bear plunge. it is underway with the super plungers at sandy point state park, and that is where our very own rob roblin is standing by. robby, you have done the supper plunge. you know how hard it is. tell us about it. >> well, we have adam hays. just got back from l.a. you spent time in greece. we were there when you left carrying the torch. the torch ran all through the company. what an ambassador for special olympics and what a great athlete and a good friend. how are you doing, adam? >> great. >> you are doing the super plunge again. how are you feeling? >> great. jumping in every hour. >> for special olympics athletes for all of them to see all the support, the people coming out and raising the money. what does it mean to you? >> it just makes me so happy to see that everyone cares about special olympic athletes and wants to make us feel like we're no different than anybody else. >> and you're not actually, you are, a lot better than most people, you know that? in my opinion. [laughter] you know adam is such a wonderful friend. your mom and dad are great and brother, adam, such
. and nothing happened. and so when sandy hook happened, to me was-- it had to be a tipping point. you couldn't now have, after aurora, a few months before, 20 young children blown to pieces with three to 11 bullets each from the same weapon that had been used in aurora and not do something as a civilized humain society. and what brought it really to vogue for me, sandy hook, was it was almost identical to what happened in a school in scott rant in the mid-90s where a deranged man had taken guns spy school and killed 16 children. i never covered a more awful story in terms of the gut-wretching images of these poor parents sprinting to the school. i'm a father of four kids. like all parents, i drop my kids off at school and you hand them over and you expect to get them back. and it was just awful. and it was exactly the same, watching sandy hook pim turned on cnn and there were these parents racing to the school, the same terror in their faces. and i thought, this-- this doesn't look right. they were saying one person had been killed. parents don't react like that if they think that's what's h
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be comparable to hurricane katrina were super storm sandy. i'm going to do whatever it can to make sure that doesn't happen. my proposed plant is two tunnels 30 miles long and 40 feet wide designed to improve the ecology of adults with almost 100 square miles of habitat restoration. yes that's big, but so is the problem. the olympics lasted a short while cost 14 million from the same cost project. this project will serve californians for hundreds of years. when you think about california's future, no long-term liability presents its greater danger to our well-being as the buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. the latest report from the world think, carbon dioxide emissions are the highest in 15 million years. the planet could warm by more than seven degrees fahrenheit by the end of the century, an event unknown in human experience. some of you will be around for that. i won't. california is extremely vulnerable because of our mediterranean climate, one cosigned in reliance for so much of our water supply. tipping points can be reached before we know we
coming up. >>> freezing temperatures causing more problems for victims of super storm sandy. why residents are waiting so long for repairs. >>> let's give you another live look outside. that is the east shore freeway. interstate 80 westbound, eastbound looking good. time now 6:40. you in heaven. wrapped in luxury. you in action. you in motion. you in luck. play in style. talking stick resort, scottsdale. book now to enjoy cactus league spring training rates. >>> good morning, to you. and welcome back. a good looking starlet to the day but a chilly start to the day getting outdoors this morning it's a cold one. >>> victims of super storm sandy are being tested again. this time by frigid cold temperatures. some gas lines in queens, new york are still not working. people have been forced to resort to space heaters and blankets to stay warm. residents have been flooding the gas company with calls but they say it's difficult for them to come out and make repairs. >> if you're not here you get skipped over and have to wait again. so you have no choice. >> there is one big source of hel
by superstorm sandy. >> dupont 2013, a cautious year with the slow growth world economy. how worrisome are those comments from the economic bellwether. >> j & j exceeds estimates. the full year forecast a bit below the streets, as investors pay close attention to new ceo alex gorsky. >>> the dow component reporting fourth quarter numbers of 38 cents. that was well below estimates. verizon said the results were impacted by superstorm sandy. we're just getting details now, david, on activations on things like the iphone, 6.2 million, not too shabby. >> the problem was not necessarily activations, carl. the key is simply that margins came in even worse than had been anticipated. this, after the company already guided them down a bit at the consumer electronics show a couple of weeks back. and there, of course, you're talking about operating koose i higher than anticipated. investors may be a little concerned today when you take a look at that chart there. now, listen, to carl's point, they're adding a lot of customers. they're activating a lot of devices. we talk often about the subsidy for the app
is bringing further misery to families trying to recover from sandy. staten island people who haven't had heat since october are taking refuge in tents. >> you can't describe it. unless you experience it, feel the wind biting at your skin it's hard to explain. >> reporter: and the cold weather is raising concerns about hypothermia at 30 below zero frost bite can happen in five minutes. temperatures aren't expected to rise until the weekend. >> threats north korea has they promise more rocket launches and a third nuclear test. leaders say they are targeting the united states. we are in the washington dc newsroom. >> reporter: officials in south korea analyzed a debrief and said north korea was testing for a missile that could travel 6200 miles which is far enough to reach the west coast. leaders say americans shouldn't be concerned at this point. they say a lot of work has to be done before north korea has the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile . they are angry after the united states supported the un security council's move on tuesday that expanded sanctions against them for
for recalled hips, but profits beat forecast nonetheless and the stock's pretty flat. superstorm sandy hits travelers and profits, profit were better than expected and it's up 3 bucks. a forecast microsoft executive says that steve ballmer is not the right leader for the company microsoft at $27 a share this morning. verizon posts a 1.9 billion dollar loss and verizon posts on pension costs and sandy, why it's down, but the dow industrials dead flat. 3 points lower this hour. you might have guessed the mainstream media fawning all over president obama's inauguration speech. here is the question, will anyone question his policies, will any of the establishment media break ranks? that's next. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everi'm with scottrade. me. (announcer) scottrade. awarded five-stars fr
sandy hook so we had 26 and 20 of them children are all dead so what difference does it make what kind of gun the shooter used or whether he was crazy. what difference does it make? it makes a lot of difference. we want to prevent it from happening again and hold those responsible who are indeed accountable for the crime f. a drunk driver kills a child in a car accident, we don't say what difference does it make? we want to know why did he get drunk and drive. it makes all of the difference in the world . americans still don't know the answers and we have a right to demand what they are. kentucky senator ram paul said he would have relieved her of her post if he was president and he was equally as tough on the man who was to succeed her. things got heated when senator paul asked kerry about the recent controversial aid package to egypt. >> you heard president morsi's comments about zionist and israelis being blood suckers and descendants was apes and pigs. do you think it is wise to send them f-16. >> i think those comments are reprehensible and degrading and unacceptable by anybody's
is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault weapons ban did work when it was in place and that they plan to deal with things like mental illness and strengthening background checks in future legislation. nancy cortes, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> well also on capitol hill, the debt debate -- debt ceiling crisis rather appears to have been averted, at least for now. a bill suspending the debt limit is headed to the senate. the house passed the measure yesterday. it allows the treasury to exceed its borrowing limit through may 18th and the president says he'll sign the legislation. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton returns to capitol hill today. she'll introduce senator john kerry tapped to take her place at his confirmation hearing. yesterday c
congressional approval to more than $50 billion in aid to victims of superstorm sandy. while in new orleans the super bowl next weekend is a mile zone in that city's recovery from hurricane katrina. seven out of ten homes were damaged or destroyed there, and mark strassmann tells us that some residents still don't have them back. >> reporter: this place needs everything. >> yes. >> reporter: wayne and monica ferrier still dream of returning to their gutted home in new orleans east seven years after katrina ruined it. you guys still feel like the evacuees? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: seven and a half years is a long time. >> i would never have imagined to be out of my home that long. >> reporter: the ferriers say they would have been back home by now but a fraudulent contractor pocketed their $60 fema and insurance settlement in 2007 and disappeared. >> this is the kitchen. >> reporter: wayne, an accountant and monica, an event coordinator, have rented an apartment ever since. >> it was like, you know, someone walking up to you with a pen and paper. >> reporter: new orleans is a patchwo
to help victims of sandy. lawmakers new york, new jersey and connecticut say it's urgently needed. sandy hit the east coast last october killing 140 people and destroying homes and businesses. the house passed the emergency relief bill last week. >>> storm victims in new jersey will have to meet new standard when's they rebuild their homes because for the first time in 20 years the federal emergency management agency has updated the flood maps for the jersey shore. that is now a higher risk zone. new jersey governor said that property owners will see a benefit. >> you will see lower insurance costs in the long run. if if run. if you don't meet new stand standards you will be less safe. >> it was the sound of cheering for gay couples in rhode island late last night. the house passed legislation that would allow same sex couples to get married. it's not official just yet. it must go through the senate. right now rhode island is the only state in new england that doesn't allow same sex couples to get marry. >>> the founder of facebook wants to help a friend keep his job as governor. they
's causing some real problems for victims of super storm sandy. believe it or not, some of those folks still have no heat, no power in their homes. including this man in new jersey who has yet to receive any aid and is now living in a trailer next to his house. authorities in several american states are already blaming the weather for multiple deaths. schools are closed all over the place. commuter trains and subways jammed. and let's not forget about the frozen pipes and the water mains. take a look at this. chicago firefighters before dawn had to battle a warehouse fire. one of the biggest they have had in years. but the water froze right on to the side of the building. the conditions so bad, look at this. a third of the department had to help put it out. they even had to bring in empty city buss so firefighters with frozen gloves like this guy had a place to try to get out of cold. incredible. steve brown our chicago-based correspondent with more on the deep freeze. the number of deaths appears to be rising tonight. >> yeah. we're across the street from that warehouse fire that you mentio
this country and by local ymcas. in the aftermath of the enormous tragedy of sandy hook elementary school there's been an outpouring of bipartisan support for including the mental-health care system in this nation. in fact, the task force explicitly endorse mental-health first eight. is a common policy thread running through all these proposals in some sort of fashion they all endorse early detection of mental illness. you see mental-health first aid as part of the solution to the problems facing our country today. from a prevention standpoint. exactly what the program does. it permits us to intervene early, to help allies and say these individuals who are in desperate need and attentive basement of health services. last week representative ron barber introduced the mental-health first eight act of 2013, h.r. 274. and a reseller to vice president like, congressman barber wrote the holiday i urge you to endorse commonsense bipartisan proposals like the mental-health first eight act. we have failed to give the mental-health needs. we have paid too high a price for this neglect. everyday we see t
force that he spearheaded in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> mitt romney will be in washington, dc, today, video from the concession speech back in november. the former g.o.p. presidential nominee has kept a low profile since losing the election. the former massachusetts governor and his wife are set to attend a luncheon in their honor at the marriott hotel in the capitol. mitt romney is a member of the board of directors of the he they will chain. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news. we have a live look at the golden gate bridge if you can see it. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and a look at fog and drizzle this morning and check in with sue hall and the abc7 traffic center. >> it looks like something straight officer the jetson's, a northern california man making flying cars a reality. >> hello, 6:10. and now what is going on outside. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet and we do have pockets of drizzle and fog. as we led to the afternoon, we will see more sunshine than yesterday but a stay shower is possi
spearheaded by biden in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> thousands of abortion opponents hold a march in washington, dc, in 3 1/2 hours, the demonstration coincides with the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. the rally includes prayers in front of the supreme court building with a speech from former republican presidential candidate santorum. >> in a few hours, state senator hill will have a bill on responding to mountain lions. it is reported it would require wardens to use nonlethal methods unless there is desire threat and allows state, fish and wildlife officials to work with while hive groups do capture the animals. in december there was public criticism after a warden shot and killed two cubs on the porch of a home. they weighed only 13 to 14 pounds. >> are we checking, now, with the weather? >> time for a look at the forecast. >> we are. >> as i take the words from eric thomas. >> you can have them. mike? >> good morning, everyone. you can see 680 where we have a better radar return, with possibility of l
. >> you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's go. >> first contestant, your name is -- >> sandy. >> where are you from? >> california. >> lovely that you're here. who tells dorothy she needs to follow the yellow brick road to get to the emerald city? >> the good witch. >> yes, indeed. >> very well done. very well done. >> that rocked. glinda is the one. >> glinda is the one. that's our top 100 on parent an child magazine. this list is very special, very unique to all other lists, because it really brings families together and gives you great talking points to open up conversations with your kids. >> let's start another conversation. what do you got, meredith? >> lisa from naperville, illinois. >> do you know anything about mary poppins, i hope? we'll find out. >> a little bit, yeah. >> what does our favorite nanny mary poppins suggest for us to have in order to make the medicine go down? do not say anything, matt. >> a spoonful of sugar. >> very nice, very nice. >> she's got it. >> that's right. you know, mary poppins is number three on our list. it was nominated for 13 academy awards. it won fiv
into the sandy hook school shooting will be delivered by state police today. the presentation will be made at the first meeting of the new sandy hooke advisory commission. the group also hear from experts involved in the aftermath of the virginia tech and columbine and tragedies. their goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental- health and gun violence prevention. their initial report is due by march the 15th. >> the lafayette school district is joining a growing list of schools making security changes. the district will implement a new emergency block down system. hill will allow teachers to lock their doors from inside the classroom as that of going out in the fall. the new locks will go into all five district schools on all 205 classroom doors. the locks are just one new layer of security. new security cameras are also now in place, about a dozen at each school they work day and night. >> san mateo county plans to hold its first gun buyback program of the year. the gun buyback aims to monetarily reward the voluntary surrender of firearms in an attempt at reducing
tore climate change in switzerland and said that hurricane sandy turned his attention to global warming. he wanted to find out more about it. he said, it's clear, something is causing more and more natural disasters and something has to be done about it. he recognize not everyone wants to hear political views from celebrities, saying, quote, i know my place. >> i think something is wrong with recognizing global warming. >> i don't know what's political about it. in sports, big money for coach of louisiana state's college fuel term. the university has reviewed less miles' contract for $4.3 million a year for seven years. he is just one of five college football coaches earning more than $4 million a year. he has a pretty solid record. 85 wins, 21 losses over eight seasons working at lsu. >> it's pretty clear. it's been that way for a long time. if you really want to make money in academia you don't become like a philosophy teacher, you know, or an english teacher. right? >> i love these schools are paying that much money for their coaches. >> ridiculous
the shooting at sandy hook elementary and on the same day the vice president weighed in on a google chat. >> i don't view it as gun control, i view it as gun safety. >> reporter: those backing the bill say they're specifically protecting 220 named guns hunters and sportsman can use. nearly 14 times the number they would ban. the nra is already pushing back, saying senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. we're confident congress will reject her approach. but in a sign of where the nation stands, a new abc news "washington post" joint poll shows that 53% of americans support the kinds of gun reforms that president obama has proposed so far. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> thank you, mark. of course, the president signed several executive orders. that was the first salvo in all of this. now the tougher battle is capitol hill. even senator feinstein said the chances of this getting passed are unlikely but it's a battle worth having. we'll see what happens once it hits capitol hill. >> i think most americans, especially after newtown, they do sup
think i'm still here. [laughter] >> no way. >> i sort of feel like the rest of sandy koufax pitching staff. following these guys. but i did have the privilege and that jack well from several different perspectives. maybe just to relate a couple of them. first, as hanks said, i started as even more green. the front row can tell you. the atlanta constitution, when i was 21 years old in 1969. jack had just come out of the army. jack has started when he was 23 years old in 1952. these dates are kind of interesting because the book is called evolution of a southern reporter. at the word evolution is really an important part of the. jack was 23 years old. at 29 years old he won the pulitzer prize. in 1970. and 75, as has been mentioned, he went to the l.a. times. and in 70 he went to washington. the man. sixty-five. sixty-five. 6570. he was the gunmen during that time. he accomplished all of those wonderful stories. of course when i arrive there he was an atlanta. he was still based atlanta. he really wasn't in atlanta. he was traveling all over the place where the movement was at the time
situation, we had be appalled. it'd be like saying after sandy hook, so we have 26 people, 20 of them children who are dead, they're all dead now, so what difference does it make, what kind of gun that the shooter used or whether he was crazy? what difference does it make? obviously, it makes a lot of difference, not only because we want to prevent it from ever happening again, but we want to hold those responsible, who are indeed accountable for the crime. if a drunk driver kills a child in a car accident, we don't just say, well, what difference does it make? no, we want to know why did he get drunk and drive. it makes all the difference in the world. and americans still don't know the answers. and we have a right to demand what they are. kentucky senator rand paul told clinton he would have relieved her of her post if he were president during those hearings. he was equally as tough on the man nominated to succeed her as secretary of state, massachusetts senator john kerry during his confirmation hearing the next day. things got a little heated when senator paul asked senator kerry
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